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UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Epidemiology Brian Whitcomb
January 14, 2020

Brian Whitcomb, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UMass Amherst, and Ashley Naimi of the University of Pittsburgh, will lead a new section of the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) titled the “Methods Corner.”

David Savitz
January 13, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host “The Public’s Love/Hate Relationship with Epidemiology: The Burden of Being Relevant,” a seminar presented by Brown University faculty member David A. Savitz from 2-4 p.m., January 22, in the Old Chapel Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Katherine Reeves
December 17, 2019

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Katherine W. Reeves was quoted in a Bloomberg article saying there is reason to be concerned about the health effects of paper receipts that are coated with bisphehol A, or BPA.

Philip Nasca
December 13, 2019

Philip Nasca, 77, former Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Dean of the School of Public Health at the University at Albany-SUNY, passed away unexpectedly on December 6.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
November 8, 2019

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is serving as Chair of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop titled “Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: Exploring New Evidence.”

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
November 7, 2019

The Plainridge Park Casino has created job opportunities for the unemployed and underemployed, among other economic benefits, without an increase in problem gambling, according to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study research team led by principal investigator and Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg.

October 29, 2019

Frank Robinson (PhD ’94, Community Health Education) and Cristina Huebner Torres (PhD ’18, Epidemiology), both alumni of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and members of the SPHHS Community Advisory Board, were named 2019 Healthcare Heroes of Western Massachusetts by BusinessWest and Healthcare News.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
October 29, 2019

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recently appeared on a panel titled “Innovations in Nutrition & Health” at the Future of Food Summit held in September in New York City.

October 28, 2019

Faculty and students from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be presenting their research findings over the course of the American Public Health Association’s 2019 annual meeting being held November 2-6 in Philadelphia, PA.

October 21, 2019

UMass Amherst students Arianna Kazemi, Connor Kennedy and Gabri Silverman, undergraduate winners of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Public Health Data Challenge, and their advisor, Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, have published an article exploring the differences in the death, arrest and reoffending rates for opioid users in the USA.

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